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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 12, 2010 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

The newspaper article says:

"After a brief disappearance from the concert scene, the group returned..."

Obviously, they are not referencing the 75 hiatus but I was unaware of even any short breaks that would qualify as a "disappearance". Any enlightenment out there.

Thanks,
TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 12, 2010 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

Yeah, that struck me as odd as well...they sure don't slow down in 71, but are there any month long lapses in 72? Early 73? Some how recall my friends that were going in 73 mentioning a time without tours while Wake was done...? Wouldn't fit this sequence though, right?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 13, 2010 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

Ah, excellent, Mr. Tell. I have been looking for your email for the last 30 minutes---I can't even remember which email I used.

Would you please email me at dot com?

Thanks,
TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 13, 2010 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

Em sent; you can delete addy...sorry!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 12, 2010 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

It's true the Dead did take September '71 off; but I'm pretty sure the author is referring to early '72 - they played only two shows (in San Francisco) between 12/31/71 and 3/21/72.

And I think you can hear the increased slick professionalism he deplores when you compare the fall '71 and fall '72 tours...or for that matter, '70 vs. '71, or '69 vs. 70...
This guy just got left behind by the Dead boat early on, so their changes through the years seem to have come as a shock! (Although they'd also played Baltimore just six months before, a Dick's Picks show...bet he hated that one, too!...)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 12, 2010 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1973: The Dead on a downhill slide!

They took September 71 off - does that count?

(Gaelic Park Aug 26 to Northrop Auditorium Oct 19)

Or is the author just an asshole?